SnapLogic, an intelligent integration and enterprise automation provider, announced its list of women in tech who are making a difference. Women in tech can be likened to unicorns, they are disruptive, efficient, innovative, and while the number is growing, they’re still quite rare.
According to a report by The World Bank, women make up less than a third of the world’s workforce in tech-related fields. Other studies show that the numbers declined temporality during the pandemic however are now rebounding. On International Women’s Day, SnapLogic celebrates its team of bright female tech employees and the following remarkable women that it’s fortunate to call partners and customers who are revolutionizing the future of data.
Who are the leading women in tech to watch in 2023?
Female tech leaders to watch in 2023:
Nisha Clark, CIO at Abano Healthcare
With over 20 years of experience leading tech teams for companies like TOWER, Vodafone, Mercury and Downer NZ, Abano Healthcare CIO Nisha Clark is a force to be reckoned with.
Upholding an open-and-humanistic leadership style and a proven ability to take on significant challenges with ease, Clark leads the trans-Tasman Technology function to enable Abano to achieve its aspirations as a strategic enabler. Clark places a strong focus on improvement across the entire tech environment and supports the business on a journey of growth.
Sunny Azadeh, CIO at GlobalLogic
With over two decades of experience in information technology and business, Sunny Azadeh of GlobalLogic is a leader in driving tech innovation to enable scale with operational efficiency. She is a powerhouse, revered for her cunning abilities to transform firms into tech leaders.
An entrepreneur at heart, she also founded her own business intelligence startup and has held IT leadership roles at a number of software and services companies. Her expertise of how to innovate with these technologies enables her to repeatedly drive success for her clients.
Carrie Craig, Director, Enterprise Business Systems, WD-40 Company
Carrie Craig has an impressive track record of implementing successful technology solutions and driving business transformation. As the Director of Enterprise Business Applications at WD-40 Company, a world-renown consumer products company, Carrie Craig has been instrumental in implementing an enterprise-wide digital transformation strategy.
Her expertise in enterprise systems, project management, and change management has led to significant improvements in operational efficiency. She is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and has actively promoted women in tech through mentorship.
Jennifer Fite, Ph.D, Lead Technical Architect at USAA
Jennifer Fite is one to watch in the space. With her innovative approach to technology and leadership skills and as the Lead Technical Architect at USAA, a financial services company, she has been responsible for driving digital transformation and data analytics strategies.
Fite has a wealth of experience in tech and data management and has been recognized for her innovative solutions and exceptional leadership. A champion for diversity and inclusion, she is helping to forge a better path forward for women through mentorship and leadership.
Shyamala Chalakudi, Head of Enterprise Data Analytics, HPE
Shyamala Chalakudi of HPE is a force in the tech industry due to her exceptional leadership, technical expertise and dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion. Formerly the founder and CEO of successful technology consulting firm 6YESS, she has not only broken barriers as a woman in a male-dominated industry but also paved the way for other women to succeed.
Chalakudi has been an advocate for equal representation of minorities in tech; and through her work, she has shown that it is possible to create an inclusive industry. Her commitment to empowering women everywhere has made her a role model and a pioneer in the field.
Nancy Mustachio, Director Enterprise Applications, Barnard College
Nancy Mustachio is ‘one to watch’ with her extensive experience and notable achievements in the tech industry. As the Director of Enterprise Applications at Barnard College of Columbia University, Nancy Mustachio has spearheaded numerous innovative projects and initiatives aimed at advancing the use of technology in education, including the implementation of a comprehensive learning management system and the creation of a digital media center.
Mustachio has also been recognized for her contributions to the broader tech community through her involvement in firms like EDUCAUSE and the Association for Computing Machinery along with her advocacy for diversity and inclusion in tech. Her commitment to leveraging tech for social good make her a role model and inspiration for women in tech.
What is the mission behind the initiative?
Commenting on the pioneering women, Gaurav Dhillon, Chief Executive Officer of SnapLogic, said, “International Women’s Day signifies an important time for companies to reinforce their commitment to women’s contributions and advancements. At SnapLogic, women hold more than 30% of our technical and engineering roles globally, well above the industry average.”
“We’re working to increase this number even more by fostering a work environment focused on inclusiveness, continuous career development, and a sense of community. The benefits to having more women on every team are clear — from enhancing innovation potential to highlighting key perspectives and amplifying overall business performance. Companies simply cannot afford to not have more women across their organizations,” Gaurav Dhillon added.